Located on an island surrounded by natural canal-like channels, the city has many stairs and little bridges. Maniitsoq means "the uneven", but locals like to refer to their city as the Venice of Greenland.
Maniitsoq is the northernmost town south of the Arctic Circle, so there are no sled dogs here. With year round open water surrounding Maniitsoq, it would be difficult to ride a dog sled.
The hinterland is richly blessed with wildlife, so many locals spend a few weeks in the area to hunt reindeer and muskox to fill their freezers for winter.
Besides the big mammals, fishing is of course the main business.
Tourism in this area is a little different compared to other cities. The big, long and deep glaciers of the hinterland make it an ideal location for heli-skiing, attracting keen skiers from around the world.
Some locals have holiday cabins so they can enjoy summer among the beautiful fjords and mountains.
Dog sledding: No
Midnight Sun in the summer: No, but it´s bright 24 hours a day
Northern Lights: Yes, in a dark sky and with suitable atmospheric conditions